By Michael Purdy
Why do some elderly people dash through their golden years with
their brains as nimble as ever? Michela Gallagher is finding
answers that could spark new strategies for preventing memory
Issues of Identity
By Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson
Black sociology professor Katrina Bell McDonald talks candidly
about what it means to be a "poster child" at a predominantly
white research institution like Johns Hopkins.
By Mary Mashburn and Sue De Pasquale
Illustration by Mike McConnell
Graduation isn't just for seniors this year! Relive those madcap
days leading up to Commencement with a zany game guaranteed to
leave you chuckling. Just grab a game piece, roll the dice, and
Study of a Lifetime
By Elaine Weiss
With Hopkins medical students as "guinea pigs," Caroline Bedell
Thomas launched a landmark health survey five decades ago that is
continuing to yield important results.
What's All the Fuss?
By Dale Keiger
Museum director Arnold Lehman (MA '66) says his motivations are
simple: to lure in new audiences that will allow the Brooklyn
Museum of Art to thrive, and the borough to flourish.
Breakthroughs and more, on the scientific front
News from across the university
At the bedside and in the lab: the latest in medicine
Food for thought, from the arts and humanities
Policy matters from around the globe
Contributors to the June Issue
Cover photograph by Stephen Spartana
Query for Alums
Was your life changed by a particular professor or
classroom experience at Johns Hopkins? We want to know!
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